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Agenda

Agenda as of 7/20/2015 - subject to change.

Day One: Wednesday, October 28, 2015

7:30 to 9:00 a.m. Registration Open
8:30 to 8:35 a.m. Welcome, Chris Luecke, Dean, Quinney College of Natural Resources, Utah State University, Logan, Utah
8:35 to 8:40 a.m. Conference Overview, Darren McAvoy, Extension Associate, Utah State University, Logan, Utah
8:40 to 9:20 a.m. Restoring Whitebark Pine Ecosystems of the West in the Face of Climate Change, Robert Keane, Research Ecologist, Rocky Mountain Research Station, USDA Forest Service, Missoula, Montana
9:20 to 10:00 a.m. Deep Fire History on the Western Range, Jen Pierce, Associate Professor, Department of Geosciences, Boise State University, Boise, Idaho
10:00 to 10:30 a.m Break
10:30 to 11:00 a.m. Prioritizing and Implementing Treatments to Address Wildfires and Invasive Annual Grasses in Sage-Grouse Habitat, Mike Pellant, Senior Ecologist, National Office, Bureau of Land Management, Boise, ID
11:00 to 11:30 a.m Fire and Collaboration on the Fishlake National Forest, Jason Kling, Richfield District Ranger, Fishlake National Forest, Richfield, Utah
11:30 a.m. to 12:00 Monroe Mountain Working Group, Bill Hopkin, Grazing Specialist, Utah Department of Agriculture and Food, Salt Lake City, Utah
12:00 to 1:30 p.m. Poster Session and Lunch
1:30 to 2:00 p.m. Fire Use in the PJ in the West Desert of Utah, Brad Jessop, Range Ecologist, West Desert District, Bureau of Land Management, West Valley City, Utah LM, practicing fire use in PJ in the West Desert
2:00 to 2:30 p.m. TBD
2:30 to 3:00 p.m. The Watershed Restoration Initiative and Fire, Alan Clark, Watershed Program Director, Utah Department of Natural Resources, Salt Lake City, Utah
3:00 to 3:30 p.m. Break
3:30 to 4:00 p.m. Understanding the Stream Recovery Process After Wildfire: Implications for Managing Fish, Phaedra Budy, Professor and Unit Leader, US Geological Survey-Utah Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, Utah State University, Logan, Utah
4:00 to 4:30 p.m. Idaho Sage-grouse Areas Regional Fuel Break Network, Nathan Welch, GIS Analyst, The Nature Conservancy Boise Office, Boise, Idaho
4:30 p.m. Adjourn (4:00-5:00 is CNR Seminar, if we want to tie in)
5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Reception at Cafe Sabor at 600 West Center St, Logan, UT

Day Two: Thursday October 29, 2015

8:00 a.m. Registration Open
8:30 to 8:35 a.m. Welcome, Mark Brunson, Professor, Department of Environment and Society, Utah State University, Logan, Utah
8:35 to 9:15 a.m. Fire's Role in Pinyon Juniper Forests, Rick Miller, Professor Emeritus of Range and Fire Ecology, Department of Range Ecology and Management, Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon
9:15 to 9:55 a.m. Fire History in the West, Peter M. Brown, Director, Rocky Mountain Tree-Ring Research, Fort Collins, Colorado
9:55 to 10:30 a.m. Break
10:30 to 11:00 a.m. Public Perspective and Prescribed Fire, John Freemuth, School of Public Service, Boise State University, Boise, Idaho
11:00 to 11:30 a.m. Past and Future Wildfire in the Interior West as Predicted by Combustion Dynamics and Calibrated by Long-term Fire Data, Richard Guyette, Associate Research Professor, School of Natural Resources, University of Missouri
11:30 to 12:00 Sediment Transport After Fire, Keelin Schaffrath, Graduate Research Assistant, Department of Watershed Sciences, Utah State University, Logan, Utah

Effects of Post-Fire Grazing Management on Plant Communities in the Great Basin, Jeffrey Gicklhorn, Research Assistant, University of Nevada Reno, Reno, Nevada
12:00 to 1:00 p.m. Lunch
1:00 to 1:30 p.m. Smoke Issues and Prescribed Fire, Christine Olson, Research Associate and Instructor, Department of Forest Ecosystems and Society, Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon
1:30 to 2:00 p.m. The Role of Prescribed Fire Councils, J. Morgan Varner, Department of Forest Resources & Environmental Conservation Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Virginia
2:00 to 2:30 p.m. Grazing and Fire in Utah, Troy Forrest UDAF-Grazing Improvement Program Program Manager - Northwest Region Coordinator Utah Grazing Improvement Program Director, Utah Department of Agriculture and Food, Salt Lake City, Utah
2:30 to 3:00 p.m. What Big Data Says About Fire, David S. Pilliod, Supervisory Research Ecologist, Forest and Rangeland Ecosystem Science Center, US Geological Survey, Boise, Idaho
3:00 to 3:30 p.m. Break
3:30 to 4:00 p.m. Planning for Fire on Monroe Mountain, Linda Chappell, Fire Ecologist, Fishlake National Forest, USDA Forest Service, Richfield, Utah
4:00 to 4:30 p.m. Aspen, Fire, and Climate, Paul Rogers, Director, Western Aspen Alliance, Utah State University, Logan, Utah
5:00 p.m. Adjourn
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